OEM BMW paint

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ThompsonJP
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OEM BMW paint

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I have a chance to buy some black OEM BMW paint, which is what I'd like to paint my 1974 R90/6. Problem is the guy selling it knows about as much about the paint as I do. Next to nothing.
Can anyone help me answer a few questions about the paint:
- Is the paint good quality?
- How old is too old to be safe buying? (many of the cans are unopened)
- Other than primer, does the guy have what I need for a complete job?
- Lastly, what's a fair price for this? (He's asking $125 for the whole lot.)

Thanks, here are some photos of what's available.
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schrader7032
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I put the part number from

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I put the part number from the two boxes into RealOEM. It suggests that paint was for '76-85 bikes.

I also see "532" on the box. According to Snowbum's website, he narrows it down to '77-78 only and indicates the pinstripe color is 104 or gold.

But, it's your bike and if you have any skills at this, it might work. I can't say if it's any good at this point. I've always been reluctant to use something when it gets to be "old". Heck, I can't/won't even drink milk if it's after the "use by" date!!
Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

Jim D 5112
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Paint

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That sounds very reasonable for the paint. The one thing that I noticed is that it is a metallic paint and your bike probably had a non metallic paint on it and that's why it is not listed for that year. I would also ask if it has been stored where it didn't freeze.

ThompsonJP
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Thanks

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I think I'm going to purchase it. I'm much less worried about being period correct. I just want a nice black with possibly gold pinstripes.
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The BMW paint I'm familiar

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The BMW paint I'm familiar with (70's-80's) was Glasurit lacquer. Make sure any existing paint is lacquer compatible.

Mike
67 R50/2 w/R100 engine/trans and Ural Sidecar
69 R60/2 76 R90S 78 R100RS
70 Triumph w/Spirit Eagle Sidecar

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Airhead77
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Lead?

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Do you know if these paints from the 70's include lead (unless you aren't concerned about it)?
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?

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Can't you still buy the original colors fresh from Glasurit?
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91 BMW K1 (caretaking); 87 BMW R80 (RS); 61 BMW R60/2; 66 BMW R27; 74 R90/6; 59 NSU Maxi; 71 Norton Commando; 71 BSA 250 GP; 66 Triumph TR6R; 61 Norton Manx; 59/61 Triton; 14 Triumph Thruxton

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I'm pretty sure you get the

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I'm pretty sure you get the right colors from Holt BMW in Athens, Ohio. It's Glasurit paint. Snowbum has other sources on this page:

https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/pcodes.htm

Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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